Public Cloud Security Demands a Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB)
If your business has any investment in public cloud SaaS applications, then
it's time to invest in a Cloud Access Service Broker (CASB). That's our
takeaway from the recently released Gartner security report, "Emerging
Technology Analysis: Cloud Access Security Brokers."
More and more enterprises of all sizes are adopting the public cloud, thanks
to the cost savings and flexibility and scalability benefits SaaS providers
offer. Ninety percent of enterprises that have adopted public cloud
applications plan to put more than half their spending towards enterprise
SaaS applications by 2018. But they're doing so in a time rife with public
cloud security and privacy concerns, which have turned other organizations
way from the cloud. According to Gartner, security and privacy continue to be
the top reasons... (more)
For some organizations, cloud computing can be a hard sell, even before you
come to the question of how to handle cloud-computing security. Public cloud,
private cloud, hybrid cloud, encryption, tokenization, data residency,
privacy regulations - all are factors involved and the perceived effort can
sometimes seem to overshadow the benefits. But just as cloud computing comes
with a slew of demonstrated business benefits, so does effective cloud
computing security. Included below are three specific benefits to
implementing a cloud computing security system.
1. Regulatory complia... (more)
Cloud computing security can be a conundrum. The point of using the public
cloud is to outsource certain infrastructure and application needs to third
party providers, after all. How can you secure your data once it leaves your
perimeter and your control? As puzzling as it may seem, there is hope.
Luckily for organizations looking to adopt the cloud, securing sensitive
information outside the corporate perimeter isn't as daunting (or as
impossible) as it may appear. Technologies exist to enable cloud computing
security strong enough for companies to remain in compliance while taki... (more)
In many industries, cloud computing is now vital to remaining competitive.
The cloud typically offers superior flexibility, scalability, accessibility,
and high availability, enabling businesses to grow more agile and responsive.
Regulatory compliance concerns often make banks and other financial service
providers slower to adopt the cloud, but even in the financial services
industry, the cloud will soon become a necessity.
Banks are already seeing attractive use cases for cloud computing, as Bank
Systems & Technology's Bryan Yurcan and Jonathan Camhi pointed out late last
The Healthcare Industry Must Address Data Security Threats
Despite the data privacy protections supposedly conferred by regulations like
HIPAA and HITECH, consumers' confidential health and personal information is
still not safe enough. That's the lesson to be learned from Franklin,
TN-based Community Health Systems' (CHS) August 18 regulatory filing. In the
filing, CHS disclosed that the names, SSNs, addresses, birth dates, and phone
numbers of approximately 4.5 million people across 28 states have been
stolen, according to Computerworld. Those 4.5 million victims, whom